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January 20th, 2006

Rent or Own Movies?

Yesterday Ryan and I were having intense discussions about DVDs. And Oreos, of course.

One of the hot topics was renting versus owning DVDs. Back when the DVD format was introduced I imagined having a large library of the movies – every movie I ever loved, or even just liked, I would own. Dozens – hundreds – of titles would like my walls, much like books.

But that never came to pass. Between both me and my wife, we might have 30 DVDs. Now, there are some that I feel it’s necessary to own (like all the Pixar films), but on balance I feel better renting DVDs than owning them. I’m not sure what changed, but I just can’t see myself owning that giant movie library I once did.

How about you? Do you like to rent or own movies?

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